Full Time Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Vacancy ID: 200511

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Vacancy Details

Full Time Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Lomira School District Campus
Open until filled


Mr. Chris Keiler
Director of Pupil Services
(920) 269-4396

Position Details

TBD Based on Compensation Matrix and Experience
Full Time
The School District is seeking a full-time teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). Interested candidates should function effectively as part of a team, demonstrate skill in assessment and intervention planning, and implement a child-centered orientation in the provision of inclusive special education services.
The following skills are essential for this position to meet the needs of our learners:
  1. American Sign Language (ASL) Proficiency: Fluency in ASL is crucial for effective communication with DHH students who primarily use sign language as their mode of communication.

  2. Understanding of Deaf Culture: Familiarity with Deaf culture helps in creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for DHH students. Understanding cultural nuances and perspectives is vital for effective teaching.

  3. Knowledge of Special Education Laws and Practices: Understanding laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is essential for providing appropriate accommodations and support for DHH students.

  4. Differentiated Instruction Techniques: DHH students have diverse learning needs. A DHH teacher should be adept at using various instructional strategies to accommodate different learning styles and abilities.

  5. Assistive Technology Skills: Familiarity with assistive technologies like FM systems, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and visual aids can help DHH students access the curriculum effectively.

  6. Collaboration and Communication Skills: DHH teachers often work closely with other professionals such as speech therapists, audiologists, and special education coordinators. Strong collaboration and communication skills are essential for effective teamwork.

  7. Patience and Empathy: Teaching DHH students can be challenging, and patience is key. Empathy and understanding help in building trust and rapport with students and their families.

  8. Classroom Management Skills: Effective classroom management techniques ensure a positive and productive learning environment for DHH students.

  9. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: DHH teachers should be skilled in assessing student progress and adjusting instruction accordingly. They should also be knowledgeable about appropriate assessment tools for DHH students.

  10. Advocacy Skills: DHH teachers often serve as advocates for their students, ensuring that their needs are met both in the classroom and in the broader educational system.

  11. Cultural Competence and Sensitivity: Sensitivity to cultural and linguistic differences within the DHH community is crucial for providing culturally responsive instruction.

  12. Continuous Learning and Professional Development: Keeping up-to-date with advancements in deaf education, teaching methodologies, and assistive technologies through continuous learning and professional development is essential for effective DHH teaching.

This is the opportunity to join an organization with highly effective staff, supportive leadership, and tremendous student-body. The School District of Lomira has been named a "Top Workplace" by the Journal - Sentinel for the past six years.

Candidate Requirements

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts & Licenses/Certifications